Seven Signs of Emotional Connection

Seven Signs of Emotional Connection

Last update: 24 October, 2021

Signs of emotional connection (EC) can be difficult to interpret. This is because, in interpersonal relationships, more variables intervene that either confuse, modify or feed it. In this article, we talk about emotional connection as a lasting, stable, and pleasant harmony. In fact, it’s a basic necessity in many relationships.

Establishing and maintaining an emotional connection is no easy task, even though some people seem to be able to do it naturally. In fact, it’s usually a real challenge that constantly tests your ability to discriminate and interpret signals within a social framework.

Signs of emotional connection between people

The people with whom you maintain an emotional connection make you feel calm and comfortable in your interactions with them. These kinds of connections help you to learn about life, recharge your energy, and be happier.

1. Understanding

When you have an emotional connection with someone, it’s likely that there’ll be extremely high levels of understanding between you. It’s an understanding that’s based on empathy and that facilitates, for example, help, listening, or reassurance.

Friends talking and practicing listening

2. The instant connection

To build and maintain an emotional connection you don’t always have to have an existing relationship. In fact, sometimes, you can instantly connect with another. In these cases, the connection usually intensifies over time.

However, this doesn’t mean that if you don’t feel an instant emotional connection when meeting someone for the first time, that you’ll never connect with them. Indeed, although instantaneity is a characteristic feature of this phenomenon, it doesn’t always determine its development.

3. Personal growth

If you share an emotional connection with another, you tend to grow personally and spiritually faster together. That’s because, thanks to the connection, you both know perfectly what each other’s concerns are and, generally, you tend to share them. This fosters a positive environment that encourages both of you to grow with your shared experiences.

This has a lot to do with communication. That’s because your conversations with others with whom you have an emotional connection will often be stimulating. As a matter of fact, you never stop learning from each other, whatever the topic of conversation might be.

4. Peace of mind

When you have an emotional connection with another, you’ll often feel at peace in their company. With this absence of stress, it becomes extremely easy for you to distance yourself from your own problems and see them in perspective. This tranquility also gives way to positive emotions, which also helps you to solve problems.

Couple talking

5. The company

Connection is a good antidote to loneliness. Emotional connection means you feel that the other person is always with you regardless of the distance that might separate you. You feel that you’re present in their thoughts and that you exist beyond your physical limits.

In times of crisis, this feeling helps you to find solutions. In fact, without you even having to ask for help, the other person will do everything possible to be with you, listen to you, and support you when you need it most.

6. Fascination

You’re fascinated by people with whom you have such special connections. You always find them interesting, and you tend to be their biggest fans. Indeed, any success of theirs will be shared by you sincerely, without envy or judgment.

On the other hand, this doesn’t mean that if you have an emotional connection with someone, that you’re incapable of seeing each other’s flaws. As a matter of fact, you’ll be the two people who see each other’s faults the most, since you view each other as transparent. Furthermore, unlike with other people, you’ll both find it extremely easy to talk about each other’s flaws and, as we mentioned earlier, to grow, as people.

7. Empathy

The last important trait of emotional connection is empathy. As we’ve already seen, when you’re emotionally connected with someone, neither of you needs to verbalize your concerns. In fact, you’re able to realize each other’s emotional needs through conversation. Furthermore, putting yourself in each other’s place makes your relationship stronger.

Other tips on emotional connection

You can also nurture the emotional connection in an existing relationship. You can achieve this by consciously practicing the elements of emotional connection. For example, by exercising your empathy and caring about the other person’s problems, you’re able to reflect on their experience.

Couple talking

In this way, the other person will feel that your concern is real. It’s the kind of concern that you express via your efforts to help them. In many cases, it’s only with this gesture, that they’ll start to feel a little less anxious, thus improving communication between you.

Finally, we must emphasize the importance of emotionally interesting responses. For example, if someone tells you about an experience, naturally it’s important to listen to them. However, it’s even more important to try and understand how they actually felt at the time.

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